March 13, 2018 Articles

Problems with Authenticity in Social Media

The appeals court’s careful analysis provides litigators with touchstones for selecting experts whose opinions will pass muster

by Kirsten Fraser

Complaints about authenticity in social media are not limited to complaints that people only portray the best of their lives while concealing the reality. Authenticating social media evidence can also be a challenge in court. Two recent cases demonstrate how courts have been handing the issue of authenticating social media in trials.

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